You deserve proven, minimally invasive techniques to reduce pain and length of recovery for your wrist injury. At Onward Orthopedics, we partner with only the best orthopedic surgeons in your area to ensure you receive personalized care specific to your needs, no matter the age. Below is brief overview of common surgical solutions we carry out on a daily basis.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it passes through an opening called the carpal tunnel, which runs from the wrist to the hand. It can cause weakness when gripping objects, numbness in the hand, burning or tingling in the fingers, and pain or numbness. In general, the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is performed in an outpatient location under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon’s goal is to decrease pressure on the nerves by removing tissue pressing down on the nerves.
One of the most likely wrist bones to break, the scaphoid is one of the small bones in the wrist located on the thumb side. Depending on the break, your doctor may recommend surgery. During surgery, metal implants—such as screws and wires—are used to hold the scaphoid in place until the bone is fully healed.
While wrist replacement is less common than knee and hip replacement, it can help reduce pain from arthritis after all other treatments have failed. During a wrist replacement, damaged ends of the lower arm bones are removed, while a prosthesis (artificial implant) is positioned to replace your normal wrist joint. Unlike most joint replacements, wrist joint replacement can be done as an outpatient procedure.
The above list is by no means exhaustive. Your physician will evaluate you personally and seek to understand your goals and your history before recommending which procedure you should undergo.